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North Pitt’s Pettaway develops self-confidence and basketball skills to become the senior leader of the Panthers

BETHEL, NC (WITN) – North Pitt women’s basketball is having a great season. 11-2 so far with many of those wins over top programs in the upper classes. Much of their success has been senior leader Aquarius Pettaway. We feature it in this week’s Pepsi Sports Spotlight.

“My brother played basketball. He made me play, ”said Aquarius Pettaway, senior at North Pitt.

The little sister of two older brothers,

“They’re like a great support system for me,” says Aquarius.

North Pitt senior Aquaraius Pettaway grew up playing basketball.

“I had low self-esteem and low self-confidence when I first started playing,” Pettaway explains.

Confidence changed his role on the team during his four years with the Panthers.

“When I started playing, my ninth year, I wasn’t a big scorer so I had to play defense to get out,” says Pettaway, “I had to play defense”.

Aquarius has gone from being a defender to being a versatile post player.

“I’m a very physical player,” said Aquarius, “I’m a goalscorer. You want me to score, I’ll score. You want me to get the bounce, I’m going to get the bounce.

“She brings it to every practice, every game,” said North Pitt head coach Antwon Pittman, “She’s had a double double in the last seven games. In the last game, she had 20 points and 21 rebounds. She is a very important part of this team, of this program.

Aquarius became the new head coach Antwon Pittman needed.

“A nice person. She was one of my top leaders. Anything I ask, anything I need to communicate with the team, she does,” says Pittman, “I really lean on a lot on her. “

Part of a great group of teammates whose goals together are nothing short of champions.

“I want to win states,” said Aquarius, “I don’t have a ring yet. I want a ring.

And for Pettaway, the basketball goals won’t stop in March because she did so both on the court and in the classroom.

“I play college basketball. I got a few offers, “Pettaway says,” But I also have colleges for like-minded academics. I have entered all the colleges I have applied to and I am very proud of it.

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